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- Valencia Co. Senate candidate cheated on property taxes, deductions he was not eligible for add up to thousands in back taxes owed to County
- County tax records show that Senate candidate Greg Baca claimed to live in both Bernalillo & Valencia County, claiming head-of-household exemptions for both.
- State law makes it a crime to claim ineligible exemptions; Could face prosecution and repayment of $6000 in taxes owed
Two New Mexico cities play host to events that celebrate Women’s Health this week.
On Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in Albuquerque the Southwest Women’s Law Center is Celebrating Reproductive Rights and access in New Mexico. Join them for food, fun, poetry, music and more on Wednesday, September 28, from 6pm until 8pm, at the African American Performing Arts Center and Exhibit Hall, 310 San Pedro NE, 87108. For more information about this event, please contact Southwest Women’s Law Center.
Legislative survey: would you vote for a Constitutional amendment to legalize Marijuana in New Mexico?
Progressives across the country are leading efforts to end Marijuana prohibition. Is New Mexico ready? According to a report in the ABQ Business First, a legalized and regulated Marijuana industry would create 11,400 jobs in New Mexico (!) Colorado reports that new Marijuana taxes bring in twice as much funds as alcohol taxes in[…]
Join ProgressNow New Mexico as we watch the candidates verbally duke it out in their first of three, Presidential debates. Expect a lively evening at Tractor Brewing Company in Wells Park during our DEBATE WATCH PARTY, Monday, September 26, 2016, at 6PM. Admission is free. (However, donations to ProgressNow are welcome.) Over the years, hundreds[…]
The Albuquerque Journal reported today that nearly 460,000 postcards were mailed out from the office of Secretary of State Brad Winter and State Representative Nora Espinoza of Roswell is not happy about it. […]
SF New Mexican: Gov’s SuperPAC ads targeting ProgressNow are “simply false” “convoluted” & “strange”
- Governor’s million-dollar SuperPAC attacks responds to multiple ProgressNowNM campaigns with attack ads
- Ads targeting PN and our Exec Dir called “false” “convoluted” and “strange”
- Same group was under fire in 2014 for false ads against Democratic candidates
“My identity and experiences as an indigenous woman and mother inform my perspectives on how strong the connection between our traditions and our environment really is.” — Rachael Lorenzo The whole world is watching while the Standing Rocky Protectors of North Dakota continue to hold their ground as winter approaches the Great Plains. The urgent[…]
Gov announces new Special Session to return NM’s death penalty; Thousands already sign petition opposing her plan
New Mexico – Today Governor Martinez announced her intent to seek a special legislative session to restore New Mexico’s death penalty, in spite of more than 2,000 New Mexicans who have already joined an online petition to the Governor and legislators opposing the plan. ProgressNow New Mexico, the petition sponsor and New Mexico’s largest progressive[…]
Fact Check: “Lifelong” Valencia Sen. Candidate Just Moved to Belen; Republican Party Ignores 11 Yrs of Voting in ABQ
Belen – Valencia County voters are taking a second look at Republican Senate Candidate Greg Baca after public voter and tax records show that he lived and voted in Valencia County less than 10 months ago. Instead records show that he has lived and voted in Albuquerque for 11 years.
In new court records first reported by the New Mexico Political Report, the mother of a 13-year old boy who was sexually assaulted at a Truth or Consequences education center says the director who is also a state house candidate engaged in “negligence” and “outrageous conduct” by putting her own political ambitions ahead of justice for her child.
According to court records, Rebecca Dow is the founder and director of AppleTree Educational Center who hired Alejandro Hernandez to work with young children in the center and associated Boys and Girls Club in TorC.
The court filings came after the victim’s family had been unable to gain cooperation from Dow to determine if Dow had conducted a background check and proper training for Hernandez. Dow has since claimed that a background check was conducted.
On an AppleTree-sponsored overnight trip, that employee sexually assaulted two children. He was arrested, pled guilty and is currently in prison serving his sentence.
Mom says that after her son was sexually molested in her facility, Rebecca Dow sent the family a bill for “services”
The court documents also contain a copy of a bill which, according to the victim’s lawyer, was sent to the family a bill for “services” the family had received.